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Strange to continue sharing Nepalese wives in the Himalayas

Nepal today has become a popular tourist attraction that attracts tourists all over the world. However, in remote areas of the Himalayas of this country there are still strange customs such as the sharing of wives among men.


Understanding and exploring the cultures and customs of people all over the world will be surprised when you continue to share the wife of Nepalese men in the Himalayas. Accordingly, the men here can share their wives with other men without any jams or jealousy. What a strange and somewhat weird custom, isn’t it?

The custom of sharing Nepalese wives still exists in remote villages in the Himalayas. The cause of this practice stems from the fact that the mountains in the Himalayas have a small amount of land to cultivate, and families with many sons cannot have much land to share with their sons when they mature and take wife.

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The only solution is that the boys in the same family will share a wife, so they will not have to share the family’s land but can live together and work on the same land.

Usually, in a family with many sons, the first adults on will be chosen for a bride to marry, and the later siblings will also marry the wife their brother married. In many cases, it is wives who nurture their future husbands.

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The custom of sharing Nepalese wives does not lead to any jealousy or jealousy between husband and wife. Husbands respect their wives and perform family tasks such as cooking, washing and taking care of their children. Women will take care of their family’s money.

Pema – a family husband with many brothers who married a wife in Nepal said, if the brothers stay at home at the same time, the eldest brother will sleep with their common wife. Pema also said that he did not feel jealous or bad when his brother slept with his wife. Because there are many men living with a wife, the children born in these families do not know who their father is. Therefore, they will call the father, uncle, and father.

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With Nepalese people in the Himalayas, they consider sharing a wife among men to be quite beneficial and natural, because a woman can be pregnant many times despite how many husbands they have. well. Along with that, the men will assign labor together to bring more economic value to the family. In addition, marriage, with many men, is considered an insurance for women. When a husband dies, they will not be widowed.

The practice of sharing a wife in Nepal still exists. However, with the development of the tourism industry, the lands in the Himalayas were illuminated by civilized light. The people here have been able to interact with the outside world more and their polygamy now has a decline.

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According to many experts, in the next few generations, the sharing of Nepalese wives may disappear completely, when the awareness of the people here is increased and they are exposed to outside civilization more and more.

The best time for trekking in Nepal

You can go hiking in Nepal all year round, but most people often trekking in autumn and spring. If this is your first time trekking in


Nepal, we recommend coming hereon one of these peak seasons. Although the trekking supply will be more crowded, but it will be safer for you.

Fall (October – November)

This is the highest peak climbing season in Nepal. This is the best time to see the mountains, sunny sky, mild climate and less rain. The downside of this time is that many other tourists and tea houses are always overloaded, especially along the famous trekking routes ABC Anapunar. If you go to Anapunar palace, do not go into these 2 months.

Poon Hill

Spring (March – April)

Spring is the second peak season and also the best season of the year to trekking in Nepal. This is when the ice and snow melt on high mountain passes, the giant rhododendron begins to bloom on the hillsides of Nepal. This is a cool airtime, and is also very suitable for watching wildlife. The two main drawbacks when trekking in the spring are the winter trekking roads and the sky is quite dim,which can obscure your vision. However, the higher the climb, the brighter the sky, the clearer the scenery.

Manaslu Circuit

Other seasons

In addition to the peak seasons in Nepal, trekking in other seasons has its own advantages. The roads become more deserted, the prices are cheaper. However, trekking beyond the peak seasons in Nepal also has hidden dangers, so you must consider carefully.

Experienced winter travelers (December – February) can find sunny days and brilliant mountain views at this time of year. However, temperatures can be cold, daytime shorter than night, and harsh winter storms can disrupt your climbing plan or you must force many destinations to pass along the way. In addition, many popular stores will not be able to travel at this time of year due to heavy snowfall at high altitudes.

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Trekking in the rainy season (May – September) should not go. Monsoon winds and rains cause landslide and erosion in Nepal. This makes climbing difficult and dangerous. The weather can also be hot and humid during this time of year and the mountains are often obscured by clouds.

The Bodies Of Two Missing Mountain Climbers In The Himalayas Were Found After 30 Years

The journey to find two Icelandic climbers closed when their bodies were discovered at the end of a glacier in Nepal.



According to the Guardian reported that, Kristinn Runarsson and Thorsteinn Gudjonsson, two Icelandic mountain climbers were last seen on October 18, 1988, when they were 6,600 meters above Pumori in the Himalayas, located on the Nepalese border and the Western Tibet Autonomous Region, China.

Their bodies were found last month by an American climber at the end of a glacier underneath the climbing route. This shows that the victims seem to fall to the crack at the campsite.

Kristinn Runarsson (trái) và Thorsteinn Gudjonsson trong chuyến leo núi ở Nepal năm 1988. Ảnh: PA.

Steve Aisthorpe, a 48-year-old Scottish climber, accompanied Runarsson and Gudjonsson on an expedition at Pumori, but fell ill and had to return. He spent several weeks later searching for two friends. “Finding the bodies of Thorsteinn and Kristinn after so many years certainly brings a lot of emotions to those who know and love these two great men”,  Aisthorpe said.

A group of local climbers brought bodies to Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, and then cremated. Relatives of two climbers brought ash ashes to Iceland’s homeland. Aisthorpe revealed that the fiance of Runarsson is pregnant at the time of the tragedy and their son is 30 years old.

Kết quả hình ảnh cho Thi thể hai nhà leo núi mất tích trên dãy Himalaya được tìm thấy sau 30 năm

“In ever felt lonely like the day we went back to the camp where we were. As I climbed up, I still hoped that Kristinn and Thorsteinn had gone down safely and were sleeping in a small red tent. Seeing the tent, I called out loudly, but only received silence again”, Aisthorpe recalled.

Kết quả hình ảnh cho Thi thể hai nhà leo núi mất tích trên dãy Himalaya được tìm thấy sau 30 năm

A helicopter searched the two climbers five days after they were last seen. Aisthorpe left the region after a few weeks of no friends. The Scottish climber expressed relief when the search journey finally ended, and planned to go to Iceland to meet the Runarsson family and Gudjonsson for condolences.

Nepal Tourism – Fly to the Himalayas from Nepal

When mention to Nepal, people can imagine even snowy white in Himalayas and Mount Everest has always challenged climbers. But Nepal is the land of the gentle and mysterious monuments.

Poor but peaceful

From on high, the capital Kathmandu appears in the eyes of tourists with the dark red house on the genus dock everywhere. There is a tall building would up the rich. From the airport to the center, across the street is the poor dusty.

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Tourists can stay in a small hotel near the old city of Thamel, where many backpacker tourists. The streets here are small to the point of just enough two cars passing each other a way of evading difficulties. So that the old car still launches through a stylized art. To Nepal, you should also be familiar with electric clippers. In Kathmandu, the electricity being cut every day for eight hours, broken into three times and power cut schedules tagged in hotels.

The mysterious ancient heritage

Monkey temples or Swayambhunath is located on a high hill andis one of the most ancient religious relics of Nepal, dating from about the 5th century. It featured the colourful flags typical of Tibetan culture. Occasionally see these lamas up down in the ranks of free masonry. Stupa – shaped spires hemisphere feature appears on the top of the mountain. Monkey herds running jumping all over the place, so incessantly with who, as between the mand the humans there. There is a sense of peace to the exotic. It is called the temple of the monkeys due to that reason.

Kết quả hình ảnh cho Swayambhunath

From where the stupa architecture such as Swayambhunath,walk through a crowded area, you will reach the Boudhanath. With a white stupa that lies between, here you can observe more clearly religious activity, people go to pray, worship, to understand more about their customs.

Ancient Durbar square with monumental architectural complex and voluminous. Which is the Palace of the Royal family are always crowded of people walking out, the markets and the visitors. The best way to see the whole of Durbar square and the ancient Palace is up a starbucks on the terrace, where you can track the activities of indigenous people.

Flying up Mount Everest – the roof of the world

Go to Nepal without seeing Mount Everest, the roof of the world, the result is a waste of the whole trip. If you are at the time and afraid of difficulties, you may choose to fly instead of climbing. Nepal Airlines serve for Himalayas sightseeing flight in the early morning or late afternoon.It is about a great time and safest to fly up the mountain sightseeing, by calm weather. Ticket price is about $160 for a sightseeing flight hour mountain, not too expensive to see a majestic natural wonders.

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If the plane windows are not enough for you to satisfy the crew also for you to take the cockpit to watch the scene airer. The friendly pilot is willing to take pictures for you. If given the opportunity to fly domestic routes in Nepal, you also have the opportunity to watch the Himalayas from above.

And if not satisfied, you can go to other parts of Nepal to sit there watching the Himalayas like Pokhara, Nagarkot, Lukla, etc. In Pokhara,can rent the car to the top of Sarangkot in the early morning to see the sunrise on Himalayas. In Nagarkot, you can sit on the balcony in the hotel zone, motels to watch Himalaya all day. Those who are brave and hard work could spend weeks trekking to Everest Base Camp to to look better Everest.

8 Notes For A Trekking In Himalayas

Actually setting off will make you get reality experiences for yourself. We are willing to share with you the experience after trekking to Everest Base Camp (Nepal).


1. Visa 

Nepal visa very easy for tourists and can do the procedure quickly at the entry door of Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu (Visa on arrival).

Extremely simple procedure, just need 4×6 photos, visa application form (issue on the plane or at the airport), immigration forms, cash to pay the visa fee (USD).

2. Weather

The weather in Himalaya is very cold. Night at an altitude of more than 4,000 m, the temperature easily pitch and whether the temperature is about 5 or 6 degrees celsius with high humidity the cold still penetrates clothing.

So 10 degrees Celsius here can upset over 0 degree in Europe. And most of the shelter are not insulated. So you need to prepare a good sleeping bag, map or insulated clothing insulation felts to be able to sleep. You can also take 1 hot packs up on sleeping bags.

Each season has its own beauty but if to avoid being gray all day and rain, you should not go in June, July, August and September because it is the rainy season, but on this point there will be a lot of flowers. December to end of February should be avoided if you don’t want to get too cold, but this time offset is a white snow fairy scene.

3. Costs

If you take the tour, it usually oscillates about $2,000 USD and if you go by self, it will be much lower, but you must prepare psychologically there may be more costs incurred. You will have to prepare the expenses for toilet paper, money charging phone or camera, money wifi, hot water bill, water bill. And certainly the cost gets higher as rising because everything is used manpower climb to transport. For example, in Namchebazar is 100RB/toilet paper rolls ($1 USD), up to Lobuche is 400RB/roll ($4 USD).

If you want to go self-sufficient without through the tour, you can consult the list of costs below:

– Guide: 20-50 USD/day.

– Porter: 15 USD/day (pay attention not to squeeze them bring over15-20 kg).

– Climbing permit: about 20 USD if going private and 10 USD if going by group.

– Plane tickets: from Kathmandu to Lukla about 300 USD round trip.

– Food: about 15 USD per day is well-off.

Thus the total cost trek about 70 USD/day is nice, the more people are, the cheaper it costs, but the risks will be higher if the group is too large.

4. Fitness

During 15 days of walking, you’ll go from an altitude of 2,600m to more than 5,000m, so you must work out, prepare medicine to gradually adapt to this level.

Before the trip you should practice climbing stairs, running, it will be the best if you can practice yoga it will help to regulate the breath.

5. Medications

You need to pocket some medications such as anti-altitude sickness drugs, brain tonic, analgesics, diarrhea medicine, flu medicine, antibiotics and vitamin tablets. You can buy the kind offer of 21 minerals and vitamins of green vegetables because the food here is less good green vegetables).

6. Food

All the food in restaurants, hotels on the Himalayas are just brought up from the station by porter and the refrigerator here is not popular, so you will hardly be eaten fresh meat. So I think you should stick with the vegetarian dishes and get protein from eggs, mushrooms, cheese,…

If you really want to eat meat, you can bring dried meat or ham because they are relatively light and will surely become great dishes during the journey.

7. What to bring

– Waterproof hiking boots (high priority); Gloves should have 2 pairs: 1 simple pairs and 1 for keeping warm (waterproof); 6 types of thick socks (waterproof as possible), should have one wool socks to keep warm.

– Austria: 2 short sleeves and 2 long coat (preferably sweatshirts to insulation); 1 duck feather jacket to keep warm, 1 wind-jacket (soft shell or hardshell) and 1 waterproof suit.

– Clothing: 2 or 4 trekking pants.

– Two backpacks: one small type to contain the map such as a camera, water, toilet paper, candy …; the remaining type is main backpack to contain garment, furniture for the porter to carry (have power-assisted hip belt) and 2 raincoats for backpacks.

-1 pair of slippers, sunglasses, hats, masks, cold-resistant, solar charging is recommended because that will help you save money for electric; head-wearing lamp, suntan cream, snacks such as candy will help you avoid hypoglycemia when being too tired; should bring books to read and to write diary because so much free time.

– Something can be rented in Nepal: trekking sticks, winter sleeping bags, clothing jackets, trekking shoes,…

8. Problems can occur:

Altitude sickness, having indigestion., natural disasters such as avalanches and earthquakes. 

To limit the altitude sickness, then you should drink 4 liters of water per day, bring water purification drugs, drug fever, should not eat meat which easily having indigestion.